Islamic vs Christianity art
This is an example of a piece of art that features something that Christian art can have but Islamic art cannot and that is the Madonna. Islam art does not have images of God-like beings.
To show decoration and religious significance, the people of Islam decorate pieces of art with various geometric shapes (such as the ones on this lamp).
One thing that would be allowed in secular art but not in religious art would be showing images of people. Like in this headdress, there is an image of a person. People were not shown in religious art
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Benaki Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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